Daylight time critics should lighten up

It never ceases to amaze me the hue and cry that arises when daylight savings time begins in the spring and then ends in the fall. So much ado about changing your clocks ahead one hour and then back one hour in fall. I see it even inspired a poem to be written and published in Nov. 7 edition of The NEWS.

What is the big deal? A large percentage of the Parksville/Qualicum area are retired folk and what does an hour’s difference disrupt, either forward or backward? Most computer systems, your new TVs , most cars automatically make that tedious change. The farmers in Alberta said it upset cattle. Any cattle I have been around were only upset if they didn’t have a nice green pasture to spend their day in, whether it was an hour ahead or an hour behind. I don’t know if this is the case in B.C. Lighten up and enjoy life, unless it’s just natural to complain about anything and everything.

Doug Christie

Qualicum Beach

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